Yesterday, I shared a tutorial on making a cake plate out of a pie tin. Today I thought it might be fun to show you more DIY elements from the Nautical 1st Birthday theme I styled for Bird's Party Magazine. I love a good DIY project, so I tackled making the gold cake plates, cake, high chair captain's wheel, peg dolls, a gold number one, and some monkey fist nautical knots.
Gettysburg Address Plate and Candlestick
Hand Painted Peg Doll named Sam
My attempt at ruffled frosting, not completely terrible for a first try
Don't ask how many hours of online knot tying tutorials
it took me to learn the monkey fist nautical rope knots, way too many